CNBC’s Goldman: Google CEO Eric Schmidt will have to step down from Apple’s board soon

“Google will release its first quarter earnings on Thursday,” Jim Goldman reports for CNBC.

In an interesting aside with the article about Google’s pending earnings release, Goldman writes, “Google’s Android operating system which powers the G1 smart phone from T-Mobile has also been rumored to be in a trial test running new netbooks from Hewlett-Packard. That development is ripe with conflicts for Google. Not only would the news put Google in the most direct competitive stance yet with Microsoft and its Windows operating system, but it also could put Google in direct competitive position with Apple. That would be the second competitive front Google is opening against Apple, with Android already going up against the iPhone. All of this puts Google CEO Eric Schmidt in an increasingly adversarial position with Apple since he sits on the company’s board. At some point, and I think soon, Schmidt will have to step down from Apple’s board.”

Goldman writes, “To me, it’s amazing he’s lasted this long.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: We’re amazed that Schmidt is still on Apple’s board, too.

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